Do’s, Don’ts, Ice Cream and Two Ingredient Frosting

 

Hey, how’s that for a mouthful.

I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to write about this morning so I’m going for a little of everything.

I apologize in advance for my lengthy post.

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Don’t think you can crash a block party and not have people notice that you don’t live on their street.

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We got called out pretty quickly on this one. Luckily it wasn’t before we hit up the kettle corn. Technically we were invited by STUFT Daddy’s sister’s husband’s dad. Maybe it would’ve made a difference if I showered first. Hmm…

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You better Belize (check the shirt) we still tried to fit in, but made our escape before too many people started talking.

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Don’t cut up a habanero pepper immediately before taking a shower and washing your face.

No picture, but I can tell you it was very painful and pretty much ruined my Saturday night.

 

Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to potty train twins. The majority of my weekend was been multiple trips to the bathroom (not for me) and pulling pants off, waiting by the potty, doing a little cheer and then putting pants back on. At what age do they just stand and do it all on their own?

Also, don’t leave home without bringing the travel potty in case of emergencies. (It was in my backpack at the above block party).

 

Don’t think that after Kitty escapes outside and gets a taste of freedom that he doesn’t wait by the window just waiting for his next opportunity.

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Yes, it was traumatic for all of us, but he survived 2 hours outside without a sunburn. Phew.

 

Don’t let you blog get so unorganized that you don’t know where to start to update all the recipes, the about page, the workouts, etc. I’ve got my work cut out for me, but hopefully I can get to a little cleaning up and blog organizing this week.

 

Don’t try to tape a workout video with the entire family watching and very short shorts. Not pictured, but I taped a quick workout video last night with The Ultimate Sandbag and not only did I get head butted in the crotch multiple times, but my Handful bra pads pretty much fell out of my shirt. And my choice of moves were not well thought out in regards to the shorts I was wearing.

The video is actually quite entertaining though so I’m thinking about posting it anyway. You won’t judge will you?

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Don’t assume your kitchen helpers will get along.

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Don’t decide to make these green gobblin’ muffins in the middle of a hot summer day. They are good friends, but baking in the summer heat is not my cup of tea.

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We added some broccoli slaw to the mix this time too and they came out great.

 

Don’t think you’re idea to have a picnic inside is brilliant until you can successfully do it without creating a huge mess.

We had an inside picnic yesterday complete with grilled cheese and hummus sandwiches

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and underwear

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and green chia cookie dough dip (topped with low calorie peanut butter frosting and some PB Crave) for mama.

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Don’t forget to invite the coolest Muppet ever to the picnic.

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Ha.

 

Do try to fit in a workout when you can. Yesterday didn’t go as planned, but I had a little time to try to fit in a workout at the gym and was lucky enough to watch a little Food Network.

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Do realize that exercise can also be productive. I fit in a little cleaning cardio with the help of a homemade version of my favorite Starbucks drink and the Swiffer. I’m including that as part of my workout yesterday.

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Do try these new greens from Trader Joe’s.

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Do make a new version of kale chips (I made these non dairy kale chips) with a little Slap Ya Mama seasoning and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar.

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The flavor combination gave it the perfect little kick.

 

Do make this ice cream dream protein frosting as soon as possible and put it on anything and everything.

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(Pictured here on pumpkin protein dough.)

 

Do make this new version of low calorie ice cream using this Almond Coconut Almond Breeze to change things up a bit.

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Almond Coconut Low Calorie Ice Cream

(makes two servings)

2 cups nondairy milk (I used almond coconut)

2-3 no calorie sweetener packets (I used stevia)

1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

 

Combine ingredients and freeze in ice cube trays.

Use a blender to make “ice cream” with the frozen cubes. A Vitamix blender works the best. In fact, it might be worth buying juts so you can make ice cream like this. Ha.

Directions and a “how to” of the whole ice cream process can be found here.

 

It’s a little more like ice milk, but it’s still delicious.

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It went perfectly with my last two Vitatops (I found these two apple crumb ones in the back of the freezer).

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Do have not just one, but two Vitatops on the weekends.

 

 

Do try one of these two ingredient “frosting” versions as soon as possible also.

 

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Healthy Coconut Maple Frosting

1 tablespoon coconut flour 

2-3 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup

 

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Two Ingredient Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Frosting

2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder (I always use my favorite cocoa powder)

2 tablespoons sugar free syrup of choice

(can use more sugar free syrup for desired consistency)

 

This is just a simplified version of dark chocolate frosting (frozen frosting variation in the picture above).

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I also like to change up the flavor choices since I have a few sugar free syrups to choose from and all.

I’ve been doing this daily and freezing it. Last night during my “office hours” both of these frostings made their way on a low fat Nutri-grain waffle along with and a scoop of Better n’ Peanut Butter.

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Um yeah.

Enough advice for a Monday morning, yes?

 

Have a wonderful day! Hope you have a great start to your week!

Let’s “potty” party!

He he.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Hilary says:

    Can’t wait to see the video! You’re so endearing ’cause you keep it REAL!!!!

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    Would love to see the video and I promise, I won’t judge. :) Lovin those greens from Trader Joe’s too! Although I’ve been tempted, I haven’t tried the coconut almond breeze yet.

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    Now you have to post the video – it’s sounds awesome! :)

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    lindsay says:

    bluper video!!!! do it! and feel free to come work on my blog next, it needs some catch up too.
    But first… don’t stress. Love you!

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    About that video – I am TOTALLY going to judge you. And those shorts. And I might make snide remarks about the head butting. But then, payback’s a bitch!

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    I wish we could all just wear underwear while we eat our picnic lunch! It’s so hot out! sounds like you had quite the eventful and delicious weekend! I normally mix my coconut flour with stevia and almond milk, but now I need to try the maple syrup! YUM! I love that almond coconut milk too! I need to get on the ice cream! I hope you have a great week! Good luck with the organization…I have come to the conclusion that I will never get it together…

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    Oh great idea to making ice cream without a machine. Though, my puny blender might croak if I tried to put the cubes in there….

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    I would like all this food please. I’ve been sick all week and NOTHING is making my stomach happy so I think I’ll just go for the gusto and start only eating frosting. At this point, it probably can’t hurt. And DUH I want to see a video of you in short shorts. That’s pretty much why I read your blog everyday…just waiting for it.. ;)
    I never thought about that with hairless cats…I guess they can’t really be in the sun much without getting hurt? Poor kitty.

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      STUFT Mama says:

      I hope you’re feeling better. Yeah, maybe some frosting or goo will help? Wish I could send Kitty over to tkae care of you. He like to sit on the stove you know. :)

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    I agree with everyone else – show us the video! You can’t talk about it and then not show it! :)

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    Lisa says:

    Oh my, the pepper cutting and face touching sounds like an awful combo. Hope your face is feeling better today!!
    Glad kitty is okay, and he made it safe back inside after the escape!
    Ohhh I like the idea of adding broccoli slaw to the muffin mix!
    I’m jealous of your muppet friend, he looks like quite the good time.
    I wish I could find that coconut almond milk so bad!! Canada, sometimes I dislike you. I love my vitamix especially for low calorie ice cream. Its definitely like ice milk, but its SO good! I don’t actually like ice cream, so it makes it good for me:)
    I also love topping it in frosting! I topped mine in protein frosting the other day. Delicious.

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    Kathy says:

    Oh, I have so missed the laughs and the updates after being up north with out internet access. (ok…..to set the record straight hubby did bring his lap top but, by the time I thought about going to a coffee shop to sit down and drink a hot coffee and catch up on my blog reading the sun, lake, boat, and cold Captain Morgan/Diet Coke got the best of me!!) Yep, spent a lot of time applying sun screen and “thinking” about computers. ;-)

    Good to go but, nice to come home too……and we came home with another 4-legged friend….must have been a strong drink I had THAT day. hahahah!

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    Bonnie says:

    Love your inside picnic idea! And hummus & grilled cheese? Sounds like a delicious combo to me! Fun look at your weekend, friend – and I’ve GOT to make that protein ice cream/frosting/everything goodness that you’re always posting – maybe tonight?! Why has it taken me so long?! ;) Also, how much almond butter (or PB) would you say you go through in a week? I’m curious – because I whip through it solo and you seem to put it on almost everything (or eat it in every snack) like I do…Just wondering if my pacing’s normal or not. ;) Have a great rest of your Monday, K!

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    I just moved (well someone moved it for me) my blog, so trust me.. I have my work cut out for me too!!!! Wanna come work on mine next? ;) I about bought the coconut almond milk… what did you think about it? What blender do you use to make your ice cream?

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    Yaara Leve says:

    That low cal ice-cream looks soo good!! Damn I wish I had a Vitamix. You hit the nail
    On the head. I do want to get one solely for low calorie ice-cream. I wish it wasn’t $400. I’ve actually entered numerous contests to try and win one but no such luck. And on eBay they’re just as expensive. Would it work in my magic bullet?

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    Samantha says:

    Oh gosh…I had a habanero pepper incident many years ago and my face wasn’t the only area I washed. It was a nightmare.

    Isn’t it funny how suddenly blogs just get large and out of control. It bums me out when I can’t even find my own old posts that I want to find. Sometime I will organize it better…

    Just reading about your video was making me laugh. LOL. You go for it.

    Poor kitty, I am glad he is OK.

    As much as I like baked goods I think that is why I am on the 100% microwave muffin diet right now (thank you for the options). The summer is just too much of a pain, and I don’t even get nearly the heat you guys get.

    Have a great evening!

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    love seeing pictures of your twin boys ;) and good luck with the potty training, my niece is about to take part in that journey.

    Love all your eats!! And look forward to your video.

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    Mimi says:

    WOW! I finally made the ice milk this morning. Delicious. Made PB2 frosting. I use PB2 or peanut flour at a rate of a jar (at least)/week!
    Thanks

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